They say that if the snow ain't falling elsewhere, you'll surely find some around Flims, Laax and Falera. This high-altitude trio forms the Weisse Arena (White Arena), with 220km of slopes catering for all levels. Host of the Laax Open in January, Laax is a mecca for party-loving snowboarders seeking big air.
Both Flims and Laax have witnessed a design explosion in recent years, with architects eschewing cutesy Alpine kitsch in favour of contemporary cool. There's history here too, though. The oldest surviving building in Laax was built in 1580 and the first hotel went up in 1880.